Friday, October 24, 2008

And here's how it ends

Well folks, I think it's official. I am going to close down this blog. But I will leave you with two pieces of the legacy of cancer. The first is a membership card for an organization that you must be 55 or over to join.



Really? You just put me on a senior citizen mailing list because I got cancer?

The second is an invitation to pre-pay for my own cremation in order to help my family in these dark times.



Apparently to direct-mail companies a cancer diagnosis is still the same thing as a death sentence. Somebody should let them know that's sooooo 1950's.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that the only thing I know for sure at this point about cancer is that it puts you on the world's weirdest mailing list.

I hope this blog has served it's purpose. I started it as both a way to express all my convoluted cancer ramblings as well as a way to reach people in the same boat and hopefully let them know they have a shipmate.

Aye, Aye, mateys!

6 comments:

brigita said...

I say, stick a fork in in.

Well done, madame. :)

brigita said...

Or in *it*. Damn neuropathy.

Ed said...

Bye-bye, my blog friend. It is good to let things go when you have done with them...

Mike said...

Everyone with cancer should know about the latest data on vitamin D in cancer. Take a look at www.vitaminD3world.com for good summaries of the data. The site also offers a good newsletter

The Liz Army said...

OMG. This is SO messed up.

Amber said...

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